What does the role of Robotics Engineer involve?
Robotics engineers involve themselves in various fields of engineering. It is always a big learning curve, sometimes building robots feels like creating a human child. We have knowledge in coding, software development, and designing prototypes, which involves an extensive understanding of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and control systems. We try and implement cutting-edge machine learning and AI algorithms to make the robot more intelligent and more efficient. For me, I’m still learning lots and lots to become a fine-tuned robotics engineer.
At the end of the day, the only goal we try to achieve is to make the world a safe and sound place for everything that lives on it.
What skills are required to be a good engineer?
Important skills that any robotics engineer should have are critical and design thinking skills, sufficient programming skills, active learning, teamwork, safety skills and leadership quality are some very necessary skills set needed for a good engineer.
How does engineering improve people’s lives?
Engineering helps to improve people’s life in every possible way: economically, ethically, it helps to improve quality of life, solve societal problems, to fight against climate change and more.
At the National Robotarium we use our engineering skills to build robots that can help people with physically or mentally challenging tasks, and to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness. There are advanced projects that we have been involved in that can tackle environmental issues such as the energy crisis and food security, as well as using robotics and AI to advance medical applications